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Promote plantation drives: Jung tells Delhiites

Last Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 19:57

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: On the eve of World Environment Day, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung planted 250 saplings in Delhi. He also urged Delhiites to promote plantation drives in their neighbourhoods which will help curb pollution.

Accompanied by 100 children from six Delhi schools Jung visited the Garhi Mandu forest today where he planted the saplings. This forest is spread across 800 acres near the Yamuna river, enriching the environment of east, north-east Delhi and north-west Delhi.
These 250 saplings included fruit-bearing trees, which attracts birds like Greylag Goose, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Shelduck, Rosy starling, Golden Oriole.

The Governor educated the children about the importance of forest cover, especially in cities, and urged them to carry out similar plantation drives near their homes.

"Our environment is precious and we must all contribute towards conserving it. We owe it to our future generations and must do what we can to contribute to a greener tomorrow," Jung said.

First Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 19:57
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